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the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


Megan Wubker

Megan Wubker, Staff Writer

Magnificent Megan is a first-year staff writer for the XPress. She is a sophomore at Xavier College Preparatory where she is involved in Tennis, Yearbook Club, and Dance. This year, Megan wishes to learn about how journalism is structured.

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During the Father-Daughter Dance in 2012, Dave Van Sickle, head coach of cross country and track, and his daughter dance. This event took place at the Phoenix Art Museum when Father-Daughter Dances were away from the Xavier College Preparatory campus.

Dads and Dances: An XCP tradition

Megan Wubker, XPress Freelancer February 24, 2023

The Dads’ Club's long-standing tradition is continuing this year at the Father-Daughter Dance. With the help of sophomore student council, the Dads’ Club is completing its 35th year of this special...

Parishioners pray for Mary’s intercession at the altar rail anytime that the Saint Francis Xavier Church is open. The Art and Environment volunteer ministry placed the flower arrangements by Mary’s Altar, next to the painting of Mary in a blue cloak representing her purity.

Common misconceptions about Mary

Megan Wubker, Staff Writer April 13, 2022

As a Roman Catholic School, Xavier College Preparatory includes in its theological teaching that it is important to look to Mary as the Virgin Mary and the Queen of Heaven.  While other churches may...

Left picture, In 2016, Emily Cons ‘19 (front) teaches how the force of friction is used when she hits the ball. Right picture, Girls Have IT Day 2022 participant Annie Meaney ‘22 (right) enjoyed activities of the day including one of physics.

Xavier hosts a successful Girls Have IT Day

Megan Wubker, XPress Staff Writer February 24, 2022

Middle and high school girls gathered for Girls Have Informational Technology Day (GHITD), a day designed to “engage, inspire and excite middle-school girls in science technology, engineering and math,”...

XCP staff members dance in the Lights Out Rally on 8th Grade Day. It was performed on October 29, 2021, and dance teacher Kelly Scovel choreographed it, featuring many  teachers, guidance counselors and moderators.

Shadow Program and 8th Grade Day return to traditional activities

Megan Wubker, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

Due to the worldwide pandemic during the 2020-2021 school year, 8th Grade Day was canceled and the number of Shadows was limited. Recently in the 2021-2022 school year, Xavier was able to return to these...

On court 1 in the Activities Center, Sally Ann Martinez’s homeroom team plays against Barb Chura’s homeroom during Frosh Intramurals Week. Chura’s “Pink Rangers” won 21-18 against Martinez’s “God Squad.”

New SMILE campaign focuses on Baby Gators

Megan Wubker, Staff Writer September 30, 2021

Xavier is kicking off the 2021-2022 school year with the new Sharing Memories In Loving Everyone (SMILE) campaign. The SMILE campaign focuses on the class of 2025 freshmen who are new to Xavier.  The...

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